Are you looking for some genealogy-related volunteer opportunities? Something that the kids might enjoy doing too? Why not volunteer a few minutes, or a few hours helping out a cause that will benefit the genealogy community. Check out these great causes below. Most of them will be happy for as little as five minutes of your time. Do you know of others? Use our “Submissions” tab to let us know!
Indexing & Transcribing
Billion Graves – Transcribing tombstone photos
CSI Crowd Sourced Indexing – Help smaller groups index their records
Europeana Transcribathon – Transcribe World War 1 Love Letters
Huntington Library – Index US Civil War messages and codes from the United States Military Telegraph
Measuring the ANZACs – Do your part to help transcribe first-hand accounts of New Zealeanders from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps circa World War I.
National Archives Citizen Archivist – Documents from the US National Archives
Newberry Library – Help unlock the mysteries of ancient religious texts by helping to transcribe.
Operation War Diary – Transcribe the diaries of British soldiers on the Western Front during World War I.
Smithsonian Digital Transcription – Transcribe documents for the Smithsonian Institute
World Memory Project – US Holocaust Memorial Museum documents
Online (other than Indexing)
Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives
Volunteer headstone transcribing needed.
New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
There are many, many volunteer opportunities available.
On-site presence required:
- Digital Quality Control
- Document Scanning
- Document Integration and Uploading
- Digital Project Leaders
- Digital Project Assistants
NYPL Map Warper – help rectify maps
Your local Genealogy society library